Ice Box Canyon Trail

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Trail Distance: 1.3 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr 30 min+
Elevation Gain: 550 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Hard
Parking: $15
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description

If the Las Vegas heat is getting to your pup, then head over to Red Rock Canyon Natural Conservation Area and take a hike on this pawsome trail. There’s a reason it is called Ice Box Canyon. Since the canyon is narrow, there is very little sunlight. The shade combined with the cold mountain stream make this place a refuge from the thermometer busting temperatures this area is known for.

Start your adventure at the Ice Box Canyon Trailhead. From there you and your pup will cross a desert wash. The trail then cuts through vegetated flats. Watch for native plants like buckhorn cholla, beavertail cactus, penstemon and sage. There are several spur trails, but stay on the main path so you can reach the cool canyon. Soon the trail narrows and drops down into another wash at the mouth of the canyon.

From here things get a little tricky since there are spots you need to scramble up. If your pooch isn’t up to the task, this is a great spot to turn around. Be aware that there are snakes in the area, so never put your hands into nooks or crannies unless you can see that the coast is clear. The trail ends at some clear mountain pools where your doggo can splash around and cool off their paws. A gorgeous waterfall runs from December to April. Spend some time exploring the area before making your way back down.

A day pass for Red Rock Canyon costs $15.00 per vehicle. If you live in the area, consider purchasing an annual pass for only $30.00 per person. Then you and your doggo can come back and explore the other furrific trails this park has to offer. Always carry plenty of water for both you and your four legged explorer. Make no mistake, your pooch will go mutts over this trail!

Trail Features
Loose Terrain, Rocky, Steep Inclines, Desert, Diverse Landscape, Mountains
Waterfall, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
November - February: Open from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

March: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
April - September: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
October: 6 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Address
1000 Scenic Loop Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89161
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Address
1000 Scenic Loop Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89161
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM